Friday, January 16, 2009

Get your Business off and Running - Buff and Polish your Ideas

6. "Buff and polish" your ideas.

Like most of us, you've probably scribbled an idea down and then lost the paper or forgot where you wrote it, only to hear later about some other business owner executing "your" idea.

A great way to refine your great ideas and really flesh them out is to write them down in a place where you can find them at any given moment. PDA’s are great unless you take them accidentally into the Caribbean Sea with you while on vacation – like I did!

There's no time like the present to start your "startup journal." This can either be in the form of a good old spiral-bound notebook or something more sophisticated.

There are any number of tools on the market that will help you keep track of important notes and milestones as you move forward and develop your ideas. These ideas can eventually be rolled up into your business plan, which will become the roadmap for your business.

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